CSU Homecoming and Family Weekend Treasure Hunt
These are the general rules for the CSU Homecoming and Family Weekend Treasure Hunt. Complete rules and examples will be forthcoming in the upcoming week. Rules will be finalized on the morning of October 1st. Any notes or changes to any clues will be noted in a different color text above the "General Instructions".
During this hunt, groups will work together to solve a series of clues that are hidden on the Rootles® web site. The solution of each clue will lead to a physical location on campus where teams will collect information to find their next clue's web address. These clues will be posted to these web addresses at the specific times posted below.
Each clue during the hunt will follow the same pattern:
This hunt is open CSU students, faculty, and current graduate students. The first clue will be available when you sign up your team from 11-2 on Monday October 1st at the opening Homecoming/Family Weekend Kick-off Cook-out, on the WCNR Lawn. Team signup and first clues will also be available after the Cook-out at the ASAP office on the bottom level of The Lory Student Center.
Clues will be posted to the Rootles site at the times listed below. Prior to the time indicated, the clue will not be uploaded or available to any team. For this reason, you have the option to wait until more clues are posted before you begin to solve clues. You must, however, solve each clue in the order listed below to be able to determine the web address where subsequent clues are available.
Here is the schedule as to when clues will become available:
Clues will be posted as close to the time indicated above as possible.
Solving each clue is necessary in order to find the next clue's web address. All clues will follow a similar format, which, when solved, will direct you to a physical location on campus. At each physical campus location, teams must gather information to decipher the web address for the next clue.
For teams that ask for help, by email to Rootles, hints may be forthcoming, though no assistance will be provided for two hours following a clue's release. Any hints provided to one team will be posted on the page of the clue in question for all teams to view. Response to queries may not be immediate and is at the discretion of the organizers. When making an inquiry you must indicate which clue you are inquiring.
All submissions should be in the following form:
If there are any modifications to these rules between rounds, an announcement will be made through a posting at the top of this rules page. They will be in effect at the time defined in that posting.